Louis Lepitre

1843 Wisconsin 1882 Chicago, Illinois



Continuation of tree (1st child of Pierre Jerome Lepitre/Eliza Ann Chatfield); all known surname descendants:

              7         Louis Lepitre  b: Abt. 1843  Mineral Point, Wisconsin; d: 3 September 1882  Chicago, Cook, IL

                               +Fannie E. Paine  b: 9 November 1859  Chicago, Cook, IL; m: 21 June 1873  Chicago, Cook, IL; d: 31 January 1916  Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas

                          8        Aimee Lepitre  b: 28 September 1874  Fulton, Whiteside, IL; d: 17 October 1882  Chicago, Cook, IL

                          8        Louis Victor Lepitre  b: 24 October 1879  Chicago, Cook, IL; d: 4 July 1880  Chicago, Cook, IL



Notes for Louis Lepitre:


- 1880 Chicago, Cook, Illinois:  Louis Lepitre 38 (caterer), wife Fannie 28, Aimee 6, Victor 7 months; Emma Davis 23 (servant), Tillie Holk 17 (servant), Felix Lebohl 30 (cook).


Obituary:  Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, 5 September 1882:  Louis Le Pitre, the well-known and popular musician, died suddenly at 2 o'clock, at the residence of his sister, No. 1028 West Adams street, aged 39 years.  Mr. Le Pitre was born at Mineral Point, Wis., of French parents, and came to this city when he was 8 years old, and has resided here ever since.  He has been down for the past five weeks with rheumatism, and was getting better, when a severe cold occasioned the relapse which ended so fatally.  The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock at 1028 West Adams street, and the body will be laid away in Graceland.  He leaves a widow and one child provided for.


Notes for Fannie E. Paine:

- 18 February 1885 The Marion (Ohio) Daily Star - A broken rail on the Louisville and New Albany RR - a passenger train hurled over an embankment, 16 persons badly injured (south of Chicago) - Mrs. Fannie Lepitre was one of those seriously hurt.

- After Louis' death Fannie married Henry J. Peto on 23 November 1885 in Wisconsin.

- 1910 Sandwich, Dekalb, Illinois:  Henry J. Peto 51, wife of 24 years Fannie 51 (1 of 3 children still living), Frederick L. 19

- Obituary:  Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock), Friday, 4 February 1916:  Fayetteville, Feb. 4 - The funeral of Mrs. Fannie Peto, 55 years old, was held Wednesday at her residence in this city.  She died Monday after being ill for a short time.  Mrs. Peto was a member of the Christian Science Church here, and is survived by her husband and one son, who lives in Chicago.

- Tombstone Inscription:  Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas:  Fannie wife of / Harry J. Peto / Nov 9, 1859 / Jan 31, 1916 / at rest


Obituaries for the children:

Aimee Lepitre:  Decatur Herald (IL), Wednesday, 18 October 1882: Died - Tuesday morning, October 17, of membraneous croup, Amie LePitre, aged 8 years and 18 days, beloved daughter of Fannie LePitre and the late Louis LePetre, of Chicago.  Funeral will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the residence of Dr. D.B. Hawkes, No. 50 West Prairie street. Friends invited.



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- Some Illinois deaths in RED sourced from online death records (includes parents and/or spouse).


Last updated:  19 September 2018.